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Semicolon vs Colon

What is Semicolon & Colon?

Semicolon vs Colon Semicolon (;) are used to join independent clauses, to separate the main clause and joined by a conjugative adverb or separate items of the list that already uses commas.

Colon (:) are used in sentences that introduce the something follow like a quotation or a list.

Semicolon & Colon are two types of punctuation.

The colon is used to provide a pause before introducing related information, while the semicolon is used to break in a sentence that is stronger as a comma than but not as final as a full stop.

A colon can be used to introduce a definition, explanation, and statement of something.

For example: to make a sandwich you need three things: some bread, butter and strawberry jam.

Penguin: it’s an aquatic, flightless bird which is found in the Antarctic.

The Semicolon is used to join together two clauses that could each be separate sentences.

For example, John takes it football; Sam takes it soccer

Two sentences could not be written without semicolon (;) however, the relationship between the two clauses is made more clear through the use of a semicolon. The semicolon is used to make them about the relationship between the two clauses.

The semicolon is used to join clauses, changing the sentences in combination with a word like ’therefore’, ’however’ or ‘on the other hand’.

For example:
However :- Sian is rich; however, she lives in U.S.A

In addition:- He likes to play basketball; in addition, he likes to read Novel.

Otherwise :- You should stop drinking too much alcohol; otherwise, you are going to get into trouble.

Therefore :- Thousand of people came to the party; therefore, it was not possible to say hello to everyone in the divide.

Different Example of Semicolon vs. Colon :-

  • There are two choices at this time in the company: run away the company or fight the competitor.
  • We knew who would win the game: The bird Eagle.
  • He wants to see three cities in Italy: Rome, Florence, and Venice.
  • Remember: two people can play in the game.
  • She always repeated: “I really want this car!”
  • Tom wanted to know why I did not respond to his text: I had not received it.
  • Here are the three states that begin with M: Michigan, Mississippi, and Maine.
  • You could come to pick me up now: I am free.
  • Never forget this point: think right before you speak.
  • My house consists of two bedrooms, a backyard, and a garage.
  • The town reminded me of my childhood vacations: both were on the marine beach.
  • I have several favorite parts of movies: drama, Science fiction, and mystery.

Semicolon :-

  • Dad is cutting hair; his hair is getting thinner and thinner.
  • I really like beef, with mushroom sauce; pasta, with Alfredo sauce
  • You should stop eating so much fast food; you will have to go on a diet.
  • You need breaks; otherwise, you may not be able to stop in time.
  • I had a huge meal; however, I am already hungry at this time.
  • I know you don’t like broccoli; never is it very good for you.
  • The Christmas ornaments are finally packed away: small, shiny ones and big.

Comments ( 2 )

  1. April 3, 2019 at 6:32 PM

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  2. April 4, 2019 at 9:09 AM

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